This week Cato is partnering with the Media Institute and others to celebrate Free Speech Week.
Cato has done a lot of work in defense of free speech and we’ll be highlighting some of that work each day this week.
Here’s a sampling of Cato work related to censorship:
- “Colleges Keep Suppressing Free Speech,” by Nat Hentoff, Cato.org, September 26, 2012
- “Should Government Censor Speech on Cable and Satellite TV?“ by Adam D. Thierer, March 29, 2004
- “Limiting Free Speech Isn’t the Answer,” by Jeffrey A. Miron, CNN.com, January 15, 2011.
- “Anonymous speech– far from an insidious plot– is an American institution, and one that ought to be preserved.” Featuring Robert McDonald, Associate professor of History at the US Military Academy - August 6, 2012
- Miron comments on the aftermath of the 2011 atrocity in Arizona, in which alleged shooter Jared Loughner killed six people and wounded 13. Politicians have blamed inflammatory speech for Loughner’s actions, and called on the government to limit or regulate speech.
- “Government Can’t Censor Book Promotion Posted,” by Ilya Shapiro and Kathleen Hunker, August 2, 2012
- “School Officials Can’t Censor Student Speech, Not Even Religious Speech,” by Ilya Shapiro April 18, 2011
- “You Can’t Say That! The Growing Threat to Civil Liberties from Antidiscrimination Laws,” by David E. Bernstein, 2003